Howland shooting called as accident
HOWLAND - A 23-year-old man was wounded Sunday night in what was initially reported as an accidental shooting near Howland Springs Elementary School.
Police were called about 9 p.m. to 1722 Stillwagon Road S.E. First reports were that the man had been shot in the shoulder, but minutes later, it was reported that he'd been hit below the heart. Police said he was conscious.
He was transported to St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown. His condition was unavailable Sunday night.
Police noted that the circumstances around the shooting were unclear, and investigators were working on the case late Sunday. Additional information, including the type of gun and how the shooting occurred, was not released Sunday night.
Helicopter called after buggy crash
MIDDLEFIELD TOWNSHIP - One person was flown to the hospital by a medical helicopter Sunday night after an Amish buggy and a car collided on Tavern Road, according to reports.
The initial accident happened at 9:15 p.m. Sunday, according to a report from Lt. John Hiscox of the Geauga County Sheriff's Office. The horse pulling the buggy broke free, ran down Tavern Road, and was hit by another vehicle, he said.
Four people were listed with severe injuries, but no fatalities were reported. The investigation was continuing Sunday night, and additional information was unavailable.